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How to get rid of glossophobia without medications , and if I had to take medications do I need a doctors description?

How to get rid of glossophobia without medications , and if I had to take medications do I need a doctors description?

Overcoming fear of: public speaking. For Phobias consider Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy, Exposure therapy (imaginal exposure therapy, systematic desensitization, flooding, prolonged exposure therapy, in vivo exposure therapy) or hypnosis as possible options. Psychotropic medications may not be needed. ...Read more

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For how long time can i go on without levotyroxin & what can go wrong. My doctor forgeth sometimes & only give me one at the time on description.

For how long time can i go on without levotyroxin & what can go wrong. My doctor forgeth sometimes & only give me one at the time on description.

No one size fits all: Answer. You should ideally not skip doses at all. But to be honest, for many persons, their diagnosis of hypothyroidism wasn't because of a myxedema coma the most severe presentation of hypothyroidism. It is often diagnosed in the setting of mild symptoms. So again, while I don't condone skipping doses, many patients can go for weeks to months without serious issues .. I wouldn't risk it though ...Read more

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I think my 9 m.O. Baby has a streptodermia, as description matches, but doctor thought it's nothing special. Are antibiotics essential to take?

I think my 9 m.O. Baby has a streptodermia, as description matches, but doctor thought it's nothing special. Are antibiotics essential to take?

Baby rash: Usually you should follow your doctors advice. If you do not trust the doctor's diagnosis, you should think about getting another doctor. ...Read more

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What is your professional opinion based upon my description? While working at my job, i was cleaning the celling with a mop when my back went out in 2007. Every doctor i've seen said i was fine and i could keep working. In 2008, my back went out again whe

What is your professional opinion based upon my description? While working at my job, i was cleaning the celling with a mop when my back went out in 2007. Every doctor i've seen said i was fine and i could keep working. In 2008, my back went out again whe

Your : Your recurrent back issue probably needs to be addressed again with a doctor specializing in back problems to see what other modalities can be helpful for you to avoid another episode whether they are tests or physical therapy for example. Keeping up with your back exercises though is helpful in maintaining the best health for your back and you should avoid any heavy lifting. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, Would you please tell what are the skin symptoms based on the photos attached and the description below? I stayed in a room in Atlanta for 2 nights. When I came back in Augusta, on the first night I start scratching. Waking up with rash-like pa

Hi Doctor, Would you please tell what are the skin symptoms based on the photos attached and the description below? I stayed in a room in Atlanta for 2 nights. When I came back in Augusta, on the first night I start scratching. Waking up with rash-like pa

Unfortunately: I can't view the pictures and your question was caught off. In fact, I'm not sure without completing a formal HealthTap Prime consultation that we can view your pictures. I would encourage you to consider a formal HealthTap Prime consultation or otherwise seeing a dermatologist in person. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is the description of a rash caused by cymbalta use? I have had a rash for 9 months on my hand. My doctor says it is from stress and there is nothing i can do except keep it dry. Since recent commercials state that cymbalta use can cause a rash, i

What is the description of a rash caused by cymbalta use? I have had a rash for 9 months on my hand.  My doctor says it is from stress and there is nothing i can do except keep it dry.  Since recent commercials state that cymbalta use can cause a rash, i

Hello. : Hello. I haven't seen the commercials that you are referring to. None of my patients have developed rashes on cymbalta (duloxetine). It is described that allergic reactions to Cymbalta (duloxetine) can present with both rash and hives. The hives can be all over the body, itch a great deal and sometimes may be more prominent in areas that are impacted by the sun. The following skin changes have been reported when a person is coming off of cymbalta (duloxetine): ecchymosis –purple discoloration of skin from a broken blood vessel. Erythema –skin redness due to swelling of small blood vessels. Erythematous rash – skin redness with possible itching, burning, tingling, pain and skin eruptions. Exfoliative dermatitis – reddened skin with scaling and shedding of skin cells. Hyperkeratosis – increased skin thickness pruritic rash – extremely itchy, red, swollen bumps on the skin. I hope that this is helpful. Maybe a doctor will answer who has actually seen a Cymbalta (duloxetine) rash. Take care. ...Read more

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I have had this lump in my neck all my life that fits the description of a swollen lymph node. The doctor says its harmless but swollen lymph nodes are only suppose to last like a few weeks and i've always had it. What should ido?

I have had this lump in my neck all my life that fits the description of a swollen lymph node. The doctor says its harmless but swollen lymph nodes are only suppose to last like a few weeks and i've always had it. What should ido?

LN can stay big: Sometimes after a lymph node has enlarged due to an infection, it doesn't return to its previous size. I have two that got big when i had pneumonia over 20 years ago that i can still feel. I'd be more concerned if they were new and getting bigger, but if you've had them for years and they're the same size, they're probably nothing. If you're still worried, tell your doc. ...Read more

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Ache under Lft jaw, occ'l numbness in cheek/eye. Trigeminal nerve line but doesn't fit neuralgia description. RARE shooting pain. 3 doctors don't know?

Ache under Lft jaw, occ'l numbness in cheek/eye. Trigeminal nerve line but doesn't fit neuralgia description. RARE shooting pain. 3 doctors don't know?

Myofascial pain: Most likely pain is coming from injury to fascia in neck/jaw/upper back. You may be able to find tender "trigger points" in the muscles of your neck, upper back, and jaw. They will cause any sensation you can describe (numbness to burning, aching, cramping, knife-like), and also be difficult to localize. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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Can physicians assistants specialize in anything?

Can physicians assistants specialize in anything?

Yes: Pa's have a general training and are very adaptable. Most are used to supplement general physician practices. But some work in specialized clinics and become very knowledgeable about a specific area. For instance the main cancer center in seattle has many pas who manage cancer patients with a very high level of sophistication. ...Read more